How to update Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 with RMT 15
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- NOTE : Configuring this with Subscription Management Tool 11 running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 is described in TID 7004324 - How to update Red Hat Enterprise Linux with SMT 11
- NOTE :Configuring this with Subscription Management Tool (SMT) running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 is described in TID 7024145 - How to update Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 with SMT 12
◦ Start yast either with "yast2 rmt " or alternatively, start YaST and select Network Services > RMT Configuration.
◦ Enter your organization credentials. (Login to https://scc.suse.com => Organization => Organization Credentials)
◦ Enter credentials for a new MariaDB user and database name. This user will then be created. Then select Next. If password for the MariaDB root user is already set, you are required to enter it. If no password is set for root, you are asked to enter a new one.
◦ Enter a common name for the SSL certificates. The common name should usually be the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the server. Enter all domain names and IP addresses with which you want to reach the RMT server as alternative common names.
◦ When all common names are entered, select Next.
◦ To view a final summary, select Next. Then select Finish to close YaST. YaST then enables and starts all systemd services and timers.
◦ If you have a firewall enabled, allow access to ports 80 and 443. When using the default zone public, execute the following commands:
# firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=80/tcp --permanent# firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=443/tcp --permanent# firewall-cmd -–reload
◦ Synchronize repository metadata (information about available products and repositories)
# rmt-cli sync
◦ Periodic synchronization is done via systemd timer rmt-server-sync.timer. For status information e.g. next running time use systemctl status :
# systemctl status rmt-server-sync.timer
◦ Enable/disable products (this will enable or disable all repo associated with the product.
# rmt-cli products list –-all //look for PRODUCTS IDs# rmt-cli product enable $PRODUCT_ID# rmt-cli product disable $PRODUCT_ID
◦ Enable/disable repositories mirroring (if you want to change product defaults, e.g. you want src repo).
# rmt-cli repo list --all# rmt-cli repo enable $REPO_ID# rmt-cli repo disable $REPO_ID
◦ Start package mirroring for enabled repositories:
# rmt-cli mirror
◦ Packages are downloaded to RMT once a day. This task is done by systemd timer rmt-server-mirror.timer once a day. For status information e.g. next running time use systemctl status:
# systemctl status rmt-server-mirror.timer
Registering Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 against RMT:
# curl http://RMT_SERVER/tools/rmt-client-setup-res --output rmt-client-setup-res
Note: script rmt-client-setup-res is part of rmt-server.rpm.
2. Run the script with the URL of the RMT server as parameter.
# sh rmt-client-setup-res https://RMT_SERVER/
3. Test if everything works:
# dnf repolist# dnf update# SUSEConnect --status-text
# SUSEConnect --list-extensions# dnf update# SUSEConnect –p RES-HA/8/x86_64 –r <code>
- Adds repositories, install SUSEConnect and its dependencies, disable repositories
- Downloads rmt-client-setup script and run it. The rmt-client-setup script does the following:
- Downloads all keys from http://rmt-server/repo/keys
- Import the keys with gpg –import and rpm --import
- Downloads CA’s certificate from https://rmt-server/rmt.crt
- Import CA’s certificate to trusted store
- Invoke SUSEConnect. SUSEConnect adds all repositories (BaseOS, AppStream, and CodeReady) and set them as enabled.
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- Document ID:7024148
- Creation Date: 30-Sep-2019
- Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
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